May 18

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2018

In Darkness directed by Anthony Byrne was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2018.

2016

Warcraft directed by Duncan Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2016.

2015

Jurassic World directed by Colin Trevorrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2015.

2014

Heart of Lightness directed by Jan Vardoen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2014.

2012

Famous people born on this day include Copeland Quinn. In that special week people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye. Mud, directed by Jeff Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012. Guilty Wives by James Patterson and David Ellis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2012.

2011

X-Men: First Class directed by Matthew Vaughn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2011.

2010

Unthinkable directed by Gregor Jordan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Prognosefokus . In that special week people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. Martyrs, directed by Pascal Laugier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2008.

2007

Ocean's Thirteen directed by Steven Soderbergh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2007.

2006

Pan's Labyrinth directed by Guillermo del Toro was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2006.

2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban directed by Alfonso Cuarón was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Emma Engle. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Busy by Sean Paul. Black Cadillac, directed by John Murlowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Kalahari Typing School For Men by Alexander McCall Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2003.

2002

City Of Bones by Michael Connelly was one of the best seller of 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Elijah Solomon. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. Battle Queen 2020, directed by Daniel D'Or, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Cold Paradise by Stuart Woods was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Addison Holley. In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Sordid Lives, directed by Del Shores, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Flags Of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Teo Halm. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Biwi No. 1, directed by David Dhawan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Testament by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Megan Goodman. In that special week people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. Hope Floats, directed by Forest Whitaker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Paradise by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Omar Jasika. In UK Lovefool by The Cardigans was in the top 5 hits. Bent, directed by Sean Mathias, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Just As I Am by Billy Graham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Violett Beane. In that special week people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Rants by Dennis Miller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1996.

1995

Casper directed by Brad Silberling was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1995.

1994

Beverly Hills Cop III directed by John Landis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Watson. In UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Raining Stones, directed by Ken Loach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Perfect by Judith McNaught was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Spencer Breslin. In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Dance Macabre, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Two Nations by Andrew Hacker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include AshONasty . In UK The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Soapdish, directed by Michael Hoffman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Druid Of Shannara by Terry Brooks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Heo Ga-yoon. In that special week people in US were listening to Vogue by Madonna. Back to the Future Part III, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Eugénie Le Sommer. In that special week people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. Pink Cadillac, directed by Buddy Van Horn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. We Are Still Married by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Taeyang (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Anything For You by Gloria Estefan. Killer Klowns from Outer Space, directed by Stephen Chiodo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Prelude To Foundation by Isaac Asimov was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Luisana Lopilato. In that special week people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. Summer Heat, directed by Michie Gleason, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Eric Bellinger. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Psycho III, directed by Anthony Perkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Perfect Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Vincent Jay. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds. Final Justice, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Joakim Soria. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Once Upon a Time in America, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Lines And Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1984.

1983

The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Yannick Bonheur. In that special week people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. The Escape Artist, directed by Caleb Deschanel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Tabrett Bethell. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. Possession, directed by Andrzej Zulawski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Paper Money by Adam Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Michaël Llodra. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. Out of the Blue, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include David Nail. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Wise Blood, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Chad Donella. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. The Alpha Incident, directed by Bill Rebane, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Last Convertible by Anton Myrer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Lee Hendrie. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Amar Akbar Anthony, directed by Manmohan Desai, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Condominium by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ron Mercer. In that special week people in US were listening to Boogie Fever by The Sylvers. The Tenant, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The R Document by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Jack Johnson. In that special week people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn. The Hiding Place, directed by James F. Collier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nelson Figueroa. In that special week people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. Welcome to Arrow Beach, directed by Laurence Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Chantal Kreviazuk. In that special week people in US were listening to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder. The Big Feast, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Teresa Giudice. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. Chato's Land, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Craig Hentrich. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Escape from the Planet of the Apes, directed by Don Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Tina Fey. In that special week people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who. Two Mules for Sister Sara, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Helena Noguerra. In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. The Trouble with Girls, directed by Peter Tewksbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Sunday The Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Cynthia Preston. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Triumph by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Osiel Cárdenas. In UK Silence Is Golden by The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. Barefoot in the Park, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Paper Lion by George Plimpton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Michael Tait. In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Nevada Smith, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Sully. In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. A High Wind in Jamaica, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Journal Of A Soul by Pope John XXIII was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1965.

1964

When The Cheering Stopped by Gene Smith was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Marty McSorley. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Savage Sam, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Cretu. In that special week people in US were listening to Soldier Boy by The Shirelles. The Cabinet of Caligari, directed by Roger Kay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Calories Don'T Count by Herman Taller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Jim Bowden. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yannick Noah. The Time Machine, directed by George Pal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lifetime Reading Plan by Clifton Fadiman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Christiane Jean. In that special week people in US were listening to The Happy Organ by Dave Baby Cortez. It Happened to Jane, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Toyah Willcox. In UK Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. No Time for Sergeants, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Michael Cretu. In that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. Hellcats of the Navy, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1957.

1956

Comfort Me With Apples by Peter De Vries was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1956.

1955

Soldier of Fortune directed by Edward Dmytryk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1955.

1954

Life Is Worth Living by Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1954.

1953

It Came from Outer Space directed by Jack Arnold was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include George Strait. Lovely to Look At, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Greatest Book Ever Written by Fulton Oursler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1952.

1951

The Prowler directed by Joseph Losey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1951.

1950

Rocketship X-M directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1950.

1949

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1949.

1948

I, Jane Doe directed by John H. Auer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1948.

1947

Copacabana directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1947.

1945

Molly and Me directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1945.

1944

Mr. Skeffington directed by Vincent Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1944.

1943

Five Graves to Cairo directed by Billy Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1943.

1942

The Falcon Takes Over directed by Irving Reis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1942.

1941

Sunny directed by Herbert Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1941.

1940

Island of Doomed Men directed by Charles Barton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1940.

1939

The Gorilla directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1939.

1938

Holiday directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1938.

1937

This Is My Affair directed by William A. Seiter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1937.

1936

Hearts in Bondage directed by Lew Ayres was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1936.

1935

Border Brigands directed by Nick Grinde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1935.

1934

The Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1934.

1933

Gold Diggers of 1933 directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1933.

1932

The Strange Love of Molly Louvain directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1932.

1926

It's the Old Army Game directed by A. Edward Sutherland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1926.

1922

The Dungeon directed by Oscar Micheaux was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1922.

1919

Different from the Others directed by Richard Oswald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1919.

1914

The Legend of Snow White directed by Orlando Corradi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 May 1914.